Care & Fabrication

We hope you will love wearing your limited-edition garment.

IMPORTANT

Do not remove the hanger ribbon—your garment will need the extra support during hanging to prevent seam stress.

To ensure your garment maintains it's quality:

  • DO NOT soak
  • DO NOT bleach or harsh chemicals
  • DO NOT dry-clean
  • ONLY wash by hand—NO machine wash!
  • DO dry in shade—keep away from sunlight
  • DO NOT tumble dry
  • AVOID rough surfaces
  • DO steam/iron inside on a cool/medium heat

KIRRIKIN products are designed and handmade in Australia.

VISCOSE

Viscose is both a semi-synthetic fiber, formerly called viscose rayon, or rayon and a solution of cellulose xanthate. The latter is produced by treating dissolving pulp with aqueous sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide which is used to spin the viscose rayon fiber. Byproducts of the production process include sodium thiocarbonate, sodium carbonate, and sodium sulfide. Viscose rayon fiber is a soft fiber commonly used in dresses, linings, shirts, shorts, coats, jackets, and other outerwear. It is also used in industrial yarns, upholstery and carpets, and in the casting of Cellophane. When Viscose is made, the cellulose is made of wood pulp.


LINING – TENCEL (LYOCELL)

Lyocell is a form of rayon which consists of cellulose fibre made from dissolving pulp (bleached wood pulp) using dry jet-wet spinning. It was developed beginning in 1972 by a team at the now defunct American Enka fibers facility at Enka, North Carolina. This development was recognised by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) in 2003 by the awarding of their Henry E. Millson Award for Invention. The operating name for the fibre inside the Enka Organization was "Newcell", and the development was carried through pilot plant scale before the work was halted. The fibre was developed further as Tencel in the 1980s by Courtaulds Fibres in Coventry, UK and at the Grimsby, UK pilot plant. [1] The process was first commercialised at Courtaulds rayon factories at Mobile, Alabama (1990) and at the Grimsby plant (1998). In 1998 Courtaulds was acquired by Akzo Nobel, who combined the Tencel division with other fibre divisions under the Acordis banner, prior to selling them off to private equity (CVC Partners). However the structure of Lyocell isn't very apparent online (SM). In 2004 CVC sold the Tencel division to Lenzing AG, who combined it with their "Lenzing Lyocell" business but maintained the brand name Tencel . As of 2013, Lenzing's Tencel brand is perhaps the most widely known lyocell fiber producer throughout the world. [2]

The US Federal Trade Commission defines Lyocell as a fibre "composed of cellulose precipitated from an organic solution in which no substitution of the hydroxyl groups takes place and no chemical intermediates are formed". It classifies the fibre as a sub-category of rayon. [3] The fibre is used to make textiles for clothing and other purposes. [4]

ACCESSORIES 

Kirrikin scarves, neckties, bow ties & pocket squares use 100% silk & cashmere fabric. Both these fabrics are natural, luxurious fabrics which displays a lustre and characteristics unmatched by any other. The occasional variations in weave or finish is in no way to be considered a flaw; it is a trait of the fine yarn and gives the fabric its unique beauty, adding individuality to each garment from which it is made. With proper care, Kirrikin accessories will provide years of luxurious wear and enjoyment.
100% Silk Scarves
  • Please take special care of your silk scarf or it will easily pull and fray.
  • Dry clean or gently hand wash in warm water with mild soap.
  • Gently squeeze to remove excess water and hang to dry.
  • Iron while still slightly damp on low temperature.
  • Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not soak.
100% Cashmere Scarves
  • Please take special care of your cashmere scarf or it will easily pull and fray.
  • Dry clean only.
  • Iron on low temperature.
  • Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not soak.
100% Silk Neckties, Bow Ties & Pocket Squares
  • Dryclean only
  • Iron on low temperature.
  • We recommend Kirrikin neckwear is not worn everyday to ensure their longevity.
  • Neckties - After use, either roll into a loose ball, or drape through a hanger.
  • Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not soak.